Climate stories

The past two cyclones - Kevin and Judy destroyed homes, gardens, waters including the ecosystem and environment as a whole.

Jumaemah’s story

Port Vila, Vanuatu

  • Culture
  • Flood
  • Health
  • Nature
  • Sea level rise
  • Storms

I have been experiencing cyclones for the past years. However, early in 2023 it was the worst day of my life. Especially for the past two cyclones – Kevin and Judy. They destroyed homes, gardens, waters including the ecosystem and environment as a whole. During these cyclones, flooding happened as well. Also, the sea level is rising on many of the islands of Vanuatu. At first there were trees near the coast. However, nowadays sea level rise has caused the trees to fall and coastal erosion to occur. 

 

Therefore we need to work together to fight climate change! And to reduce the impacts of climate change to have a better environment, life, and to save our future generations. 

Climate change is harming us all

Hundreds of people from across the country are sharing their stories to send a clear message to the Australian government - it's time for real action on climate change.

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bron's story

Morwell, VIC

  • Fire
  • Health
  • Heatwave
  • Nature

I lay on the floor, with a wet towel over me. Panting from the heat. The power went out - probably due to increased air conditioning demands by other people. Or one of the many wild fires raging that day.

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Bushfires. Floods. Heatwaves. Disease.

People all across Australia are being harmed by climate change. These are some of their stories.

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